Following a video of an incident that went viral on social media, the Delhi government has taken the decision to suspend the bus driver who did not stop the bus for women at the bus stop.
In the footage, three women can be seen approaching the bus to board, but the driver proceeds to move forward, disregarding their presence.
Following identification, the bus driver involved in the incident has been suspended, as confirmed by a government official.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal expressed determination to take strict measures against drivers who fail to halt the bus for women passengers.
Kejriwal emphasized that complaints have been received regarding some drivers not stopping for women due to their free travel privilege.
The initiative of providing free travel for women in Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and cluster buses commenced on October 29, 2019.
In his statement, Delhi CM urged all the bus drivers to comply with the designated bus stops.
Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot, retweeting the Chief Minister's message, encouraged passengers to record any such misconduct they witness and promptly share it.
He assured that strict action would be taken against such incidents.
In response to the incident, Gahlot added, "The driver and other staff involved have been identified, and immediate and stringent action is being taken. Such behaviour from any driver is completely unacceptable."